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with obama saying he is better off on the economy for the next four years. let's take a look at the shape of the economy and the one bright spot, which simon mentioned, which is house. first of all you can the majority say the economy is poor. we are back up to 53%. in fact, it deteriorated from our last survey, only 36% of the public says the economy is fair and take a look at the low percentage, 10%, who say it's excellent. we started this survey back in '07, just before the recession started. it was around 25 or 30% saying the economy was good or excellent. this may be the new normal, just one out of ten saying the economy is good or excellent. now, let's take a look at what they say, in the next chart here about economic optimism. you can see here that it's 35/25 it beats optimism -- it does beat pessimism for the outlook for the future, 35% of the public saying it's going to get better. and we do have a change that we've tracked here. let's get rid of these other items here, take a look at the good -- better versus worse. you can see here back in 2011, it was about even. and now, it
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